I advise start-ups, invest in early stage companies and am a board member at Gannett (NYSE: GCI, publisher of USA Today and over 100 local media organizations). I'm also exploring some start up ideas.
I focus on how technology can even the playing field by democratizing access to data, overcoming challenges, or as a platform for people to connect, communicate and experience the world.
As a founding partner of #Angels and a member of Broadway Angels, I seek out teams and products that can have disproportionate impact. Some of my investments include Color Genomics, eero, Forward, Prefer and uBeam.
At Twitter, I built media partnerships and strategy from the ground up, and oversaw Twitter’s growth from a few dozen celebrities and journalists to daily participation by tens of thousands of the world’s most high profile individuals and media companies. I was responsible for the quality of Twitter’s content across news, music, TV, sports and politics. My team ensured Twitter was indelibly woven into traditional and new media, from hashtags and live voting on TV, to making Twitter the best place to find and report on breaking news. We established Twitter as an influential engagement metric that moved ad dollars. I also helped build Twitter's media ecosystem, a key component of Twitter’s growth.
I joined Twitter in 2009 when the company was pre-revenue and 40 employees. By 2013, Twitter was integrated on-air in over 60% of primetime programming across top-rated networks. In 2015, Twitter won an Emmy for innovation in TV engagement.
Before Twitter, I worked at Current TV as a vice president for both online and broadcast, where I produced the Webby Award-winning Hack the Debate.